Businesses are spending more on IT this year

Jun 2022

As a business owner or manager, you know how important good IT is. Your business couldn’t function without it.

Your IT doesn't just include computers, there are printers, phone systems and also all the software which allow your company to run as efficiently as it can. This is without going into the world of cyber security to make sure your data and IT infrastructure is protected from cyber criminals who could cripple your business.

With all this taken into consideration, a new forecast from IT research and consultancy, Gartner, it wasn’t surprising when it predicted that businesses will be spending more on technology this year.

Facts are, the global IT spend could reach a whopping £3.3 trillion and that is despite inflation rising, the Russian Invasion of Ukraine and the shortages in chips and IT talent.

Here at Affinity we believe there has been a major shift in the way businesses view the technology they own.

When the pandemic first hit 2 years ago, companies were forced to make unexpected and urgent action in order to assist their staff to work from home. For many businesses, this meant a large investment into devices for staff to use, changes to systems and the adoption of new technology.

Many businesses were able to make the change well having adapted quickly and some companies embracing the changes on a more permanent basis. However, it has also made business owners realise that they need to be better prepared for sudden change.

This is the difference between a company who is flexible and adaptive and a company who will stumble at the first hurdle.

For a lot of businesses, IT is no longer a cost. They welcome it as an investment. They can see a correlation between a robust, safe and flexible system and their team's ability to be able to achieve more.

Owners are now placing more value on proactive technology support from their trusted IT partner. This isn’t just to be able to plan and go ahead with big projects, but also to make sure that any downtime is kept at a minimal while making sure systems are running safely and securely.  

If you are planning on reviewing your spend on IT technology and support we can help. Get in touch today.

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